Pub quiz questions

  1. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries which planet was once thought to have canals?
    Mars
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  2. What name did Neil Armstrong give to the spot where man first touch down on the Moon?
    Tranquility Base
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    1969

  3. Which was the first Space Shuttle to be launched?
    Columbia
    April 12, 1981 – April 14, 1981

  4. Which is the third planet from the sun?
    Earth
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  5. What name is given to the closest start to the Earth?
    The sun

  6. Which Space Shuttle comes first alphabetically?
    Atlantis

  7. What was the first NASA programme to land an object on Mars that actually sent back information when it got there?
    Viking
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  8. What was the name of the USA's first Earth-orbiting satellite?
    Explorer I

  9. What, in strict scientific terms, is eclipsed in what is generally known as a solar eclipse?
    Earth

  10. Which is the eighth planet from the sun?
    Neptune
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